Hello everyone. Yup I had a fridge full of the ugly veggies that I took pictures of for my previous fuel your body post. I wanted to do something with them, so I decided to make it easy on myself and make a veggie sausage soup. You can totally make this vegan with no sausage, but with my family of pre teens they will riot if I don’t feed them.
I had onions, carrots, cellary that was starting to look wilting, and one stalk even looked a little anemic. I had tomatoes that were not firm any more, bell peppers that were wrinkly and not as beautiful, and a staple in my house Yukon Gold potatoes. I had one container of chicken stock, but you can sub veggie stock to make it vegetarian/vegan.
Our stores still don’t have all the products we are used to. Our shipping is over loaded. So I bought what was on sale, and what I could find. When I got home I realized I bought beer bratwurst. So I just went with it.
This recipe can be altered to be:
This recipe is:
- Gluten Free (unless you make the bred below)
- Dairy Free
- Full of Fiber
- Full of nutrients
- Low in fat
- Low in salt
Anyway it came out fantastic. So here is what I did.
Easy Veggie Soup with Sausage
Yield: 8 servings
- 4 cups of stock Chicken/Veggie your preference
- 4 really ripe soft tomatoes chopped
- 4 cups of Yukon Gold potatoes chopped
- 2 cups of carrots chopped
- 4 stalks of celery chopped even the leafy tops
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 2 green bell peppers or 2 cups chopped
- 1 tablespoon of ginger sliced about the top part of your thumb worth of ginger
- 2 cloves of garlic chopped
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- Pepper to taste
- Beer Bratwurst 5 casing cut removed and sauteed
- Saute onions, ginger till fragrant, add meat that has been removed from casing, and saute till cooked.
- Add hard veggies and the rest of the aromatics, carrots, potatoes, garlic, and celery. Stir together to heat.
- Add stock, and water, bring to a boil and lower heat to medium. Let cook for about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Add soft veggies tomatoes, and peppers. Let cook another 10 minutes.
- Serve piping hot. I made home made bread with it, and the family gobbled it up. It made enough to have it for two nights with 4 people.
I will put a link to the bread recipe I used. It is a no knead dough, that uses yeast.
This was a hit with my family. We had warm crusty bread. Delicious soup with so much depth of flavor. They gobbled it up.
I hope this post finds you and your family healthy and happy. Please stay safe, wash your hands, and take the precautions you need. Thank you for reading. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Would you like to see posts about baking breads?